Les Artisan D' Angkor

Shopping Artisans Angkor Chantiers-Ecoles, Stung Thmey Street Krong Siem Reap 855500 Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

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Les Artisan D' Angkor is now an independent institution providing employment to over 1,000 dedicated craftsmen in the region while nurturing Khmer arts and crafts.

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Why Les Artisan D' Angkor is special ?

Les Artisan D' Angkor is proud to show that Cambodian handicraft is still alive and more creative than ever. By developing high quality products that express the dynamism of the Khmer culture, Artisans Angkor strives to be a timeless showcase for Cambodian crafts with pieces inspired by Angkor heritage as well as fashionable handmade clothing and decorative items that can suit contemporary lifestyles.


You are invited to learn about their inspiring story and craftsmanship. If you are in Cambodia, do not forget to visit our two main sites in Siem Reap region and you will have an opportunity to experience an unforgettable voyage into the heart of Cambodian Arts & Crafts. Les Artisan D' Angkorwarmly welcomes visitors to come and share the story.


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What to explore at Les Artisan D' Angkor?

Artisans d’Angkor enjoys international recognition for the upscale artifacts that are the outcome of constant research, genuine materials and perfect colour as well as texture choices. Its workshops and boutiques serve as a platform to procure authentic information on traditional Khmer techniques deployed for lacquering and gilding, wood and stone carving and silk painting. For instance, stone carving is done here with sandstone that has been used by artisans since centuries to carve out stunning stone sculptures. Likewise, wood is carefully chosen to ensure that the end product will take after woodworks seen in ancient structures and pagoda embellishments.

For silk paintings that depict the religious beliefs and poetic implications, the artisans d’Angkor uses special kind of colours made using natural pigments. Upon applying this colour on the motif and finishing it with a paintbrush as well as India ink, a gloss whose key ingredient is a natural wax is applied on it to provide an appearance that is akin to murals found in prehistoric temples. Additionally, a specialty of these paintings is that they are primarily created by young deaf women who are part of the NGO Krousar Thmey – an organization that is committed to render assistance to deprived children in Cambodia.

Special attention and care is also given to develop such arts and craft items as bronze wares, traditional silver boxes, animal-shaped boxes, silver jewelry and silver boxes. Above all, don’t miss a visit to Angkor Silk Farm located about 12km west of Siem Reap to get a glimpse of the interesting procedures involved in the weaving of golden silk.

In addition to a main on-site boutique, Artisans d’Angkor also runs three duty-free boutiques within the premises of Siem Reap International Airport, Phnom Penh International Airport and Hong Kong Airport. Adjacent to Angkor Wat is another of its boutiques – Angkor Café, an air-conditioned facility carrying a selection of Khmer art and artifacts.

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Selling points

  • Very interesting arts crafts technique
  • A Handicraft Dream
  • Masterpieces of eccellent quality!
  • Worth a visit
  • Beautiful Works of Art
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
457.90 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
25 places

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  • After you have finished the tour you can head to the store where you can purchase the items you just saw being created
    Soveunir
  • Free tours are organized from Artisans d’Angkor to visit Angkor Silk Farm as well as its workshops.
    Service
  • They have free bus that takes out to silk farm showing silk worms and the whole process from go to woe.
    Service
  • There is no hassle to purchase goods but you feel that by doing so you can in some small way further help support this great programme.
    Experience
  • Entry to this craft school is free, and the services of English, French, Khmer, Japanese, Chinese, German and Thai guides are available from 07.30 to 17.30.
    Timming
  • Angkor Café, opposite Angkor Wat, displays items from its own collection
    Things nearby
  • This is a school for artists so you are able to purchase products the newer students have made a lot cheaper as they are considered beginners.
    Prices
  • Artisans d’Angkor is close to the much famed Angkor Wat and Old Market.
    Location

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